* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics explores key philosophical questions about human identity and our place in nature. Through an examination of historical and contemporary philosophical texts, from Western and Eastern traditions, the unit explores the nature of persons and the nature of the world as we experience it. These themes will be pursued by asking questions such as:
Is a mind more than just a brain?
Do we have free will?
Is there an enduring self?
Could the world be an illusion?
Does science give us knowledge?
What is time? Is time travel possible?
What reason have we for thinking there is or is not a God?.
This unit provides an introduction to the world's oldest academic discipline and will help students to develop the rigorous thinking that is the hallmark of philosophy-a skill that is transferable to almost any walk of life. This unit complements HPA101, but can be taken independently of that unit.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H,L,W,I,N Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W,I,N Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.